David "ODB" Baker

David "ODB" Baker

aka "ODB"
Nationality
United States
United States
GPI Rank 162
WSOP Bracelets 3
WPT Wins 1
Total Live Earnings $7,352,375
The Hendon Mob Data provided by The Hendon Mob

Biography

David "ODB" Baker is an American professional poker playing who hails from Connecticut but reside in Arizona. The "ODB" stands for "Original David Baker" and helps differentiate him from David "Bakes" Baker, another American poker pro.

Baker discovered poker while studying at college, and began playing pot-limit Omaha games at casinos in New Orleans in the mid-1990s. By 2004, Baker was playing poker professionally despite having earned a finance degree from Auburn University.

Although Baker started his poker career as a cash game player, it is tournament poker where he excels. His first recorded live in-the-money finish came in January 2004, with his first victory following two years later in February 2006.

Baker cashed five times at the 2006 World Series of Poker (WSOP), his first WSOP cashes. He came close to bagging a bracelet at the 2008 WSOP, but ultimately settled for third-place in a $2,000 buy-in Limit Hold'em event for $78,624.

Another third-place finish at the 2010 WSOP, in a $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em event, saw Baker take home a career-best $206,813. That remained Baker's biggest prize for less than a month because he navigated his way to a 17th-place finish in the 2010 WSOP Main Event for $396,967.

At the 2012 WSOP, "ODB" clinched his first bracelet after taking down the $2,500 8-Game for $271,312.

Baker secured a new career-high score after finishing third in the 2015 edition of the $50,000 The Players Championship, a result that added $514,926 to his bankroll.

His victory in the $10,000 WPT Championship Main Event at the Los Angeles Poker Classic came with $1,015,000 in prize money, a sum that remains Baker's best single result to date. That impressive sum came four months before Baker won his second bracelet in a $1,500 Limit Hold'em event at the 2019 WSOP.

Bracelet number three came at the 2023 WSOP in a $1,500 Razz event, where Baker was down to only two big bets before staging an epic comeback to become a three-time WSOP champion.

To date, Baker has more than $6.8 million in live tournament cashes.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2024 World Series of Poker
Event #81: $10,000 WSOP Main Event World Championship
490th $35,000
2024 World Series of Poker
Event #77: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet Event (6-Handed)
30th $6,344
2024 World Series of Poker
Event #70: $400 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em
1385th $930
2024 World Series of Poker
Event #63: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw (7-Handed)
7th $14,030
2024 World Series of Poker
Event #40: $1,500 Razz
43rd $3,465
2024 World Series of Poker
Event #25: $3,000 6-Handed Limit Hold'em
29th $6,175
2024 World Series of Poker
Event #22: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw (6-Handed)
32nd $4,327
2024 World Series of Poker
Event #15: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better (8-Handed)
78th $3,697
2024 World Series of Poker
Event #5: $1,000 Mystery Millions No-Limit Hold'em
376th $3,930
2023 NAPT Las Vegas
$1,650 Main Event
80th $3,945
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #89: $1,000 Flip & Go Presented by GGPoker
36th $4,580
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #82: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha (6-Handed)
127th $5,281
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #77: $777 Lucky 7's
311th $2,580
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #78: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha
110th $1,876
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #69: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Championship
3rd $158,057
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #53: $1,500 Millionaire Maker
29th $44,786
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #44: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em
52nd $14,647
2023 World Series of Poker
Online Event #8: $3,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller
31st $8,491
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #36: $3,000 Nine Game Mix
39th $5,250
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #24: $1,500 Razz
1st $152,991
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #20: $1,500 Badugi
8th $11,356
2023 World Series of Poker
Online Event #2: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Bankroll Builder
161st $1,398
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #7: $1,500 Limit Hold'em
8th $13,917
2023 World Series of Poker
Online Event #1: $333 No-Limit Hold'em Triple Treys Summer Tip Off
234th $952
2022 WSOP Online
Event #9: $600 NLH Deepstack Championship
71st $1,391
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #87: $5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
77th $8,085
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #85: $1,500 The Closer
148th $3,800
2022 World Series of Poker
[Online] $500 No-Limit Hold'em Summer Saver
126th $1,038
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #71: $1,111 One More for One Drop
372nd $2,815
2022 World Series of Poker
[Online] $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Bracelet Championship
68th $2,922
2022 World Series of Poker
[Online] $500 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack
104th $1,265
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #56: $50,000 Poker Players Championship
15th $83,738
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #48: $1,500 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed
96th $2,403
2022 World Series of Poker
[Online] No-Limit Hold'em BIG $500
13th $6,313
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #80: $3,000 6-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha
40th $6,664
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #42: $1,500 Razz
5th $20,732
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #17: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER No-Limit Hold'em
694th $2,400
2021 World Series of Poker
WSOP.com (NV/NJ) Online Bracelet $500 NL Hold’em BIG 500 [3x Re-entry]
14th $3,985
2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #5: $315 Bounty No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack
124th $803
2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #4: $800 DOUBLE CHANCE NLH
182nd $1,593
2021 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #31: $500 NLH Summer Saver
55th $1,155
$10,000 Wynn Millions ($10M GTD)
$10,000 Wynn Millions ($10M GTD)
68th $41,997
2021 US Poker Open
Event #6: $10,000 8-Game
7th $34,000
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #23: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Knockout
179th $627
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #19: $400 No-Limit Hold'em
63rd $2,016
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #8: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Freezeout
78th $1,331
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #7: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Knockout Deepstack
115th $961
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #1: $500 No-Limit Hold'em Kick-Off
104th $1,080
2019 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #14: €10,350 Main Event No-Limit Hold'em
12th €59,759
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
873rd $17,135
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #89: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
10th $31,448
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #80: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em, Pot Limit Omaha
10th $23,625
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #75: $1,000+111 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em
758th $1,692
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #66: $1,500 Limit Hold'em
1st $161,139
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #61: COLOSSUS - $400 No-Limit Hold'em
420th $1,521
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #49: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship
14th $15,464
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #41: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship
3rd $104,416
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #34: $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em
235th $3,407
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #19: Millionaire Maker - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
716th $3,113
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #23: $1,500 Eight Game Mix
63rd $2,453
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #14: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
87th $2,328
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #3: BIG 50 - $500 No-Limit Hold'em
132nd $7,169
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #10: $1,500 Dealers Choice
41st $2,871
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #6: $2,500 Limit Mixed Triple Draw
29th $5,055
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #75: $1,500 The Closer No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels) - $1 Million Guarantee
163rd $3,515
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #60: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
7th $65,579
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #40: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet
23rd $4,470
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #29: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
40th $2,485
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #18: $10,000 Dealer's Choice 6-Handed
5th $65,308
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #7: $565 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em
888th $1,212
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #74: The Little One for One Drop - $1,000 +111 No-Limit Hold'em
426th $1,910
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #69: $1,500 Razz
2nd $82,174
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #59: $2,500 Big Bet Mix
10th $9,336
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #51: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
22nd $16,675
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #46: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
55th $3,305
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #26: $10,000 Razz Championship
3rd $112,645
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER
917th $2,493
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #21: $1,500 8-Game Mix 6-Handed
55th $2,287
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #13: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
15th $3,572
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
14th $19,790
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #7: $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball
32nd $3,775
2016 RunGood Poker Series Hard Rock Casino Tulsa
Main Event
1st $29,154
2015 WinStar River Poker Series
Main Event
49th $7,000
2014 WinStar River Poker Series
Main Event
10th $30,164
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #62: The $1,111 Little One for One Drop
179th $3,034
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #50: $1,500 Eight-Game Mix
20th $5,721
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
8th $19,338
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #8: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em
814th $2,692
2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$10,000,000 Guarantee Main Event
130th $18,200
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #59: $2,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball
5th $33,399
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #46: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low 8-or-Better
42nd $5,617
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #18: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
96th $2,609
2012-13 World Series of Poker Circuit Event - The Lodge Casino
Main Event
28th $3,953
2012 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #1: €2,700 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
14th €6,548
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
56th $128,384
2012 World Series of Poker
WSOP National Championship
6th $79,002
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 58: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better
4th $100,820
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
130th $4,155
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 45: $50,000 Poker Players Championship
10th $142,197
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 37: $2,500 Eight-Game Mix
1st $271,312
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 35: $2,500 Mixed Hold'em
33rd $5,195
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 22: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball
3rd $59,925
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #50: $5,000 Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em
39th $17,817
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #45: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
13th $20,521
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #39: $2,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em/Omaha
13th $14,324
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #26: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed
24th $20,377
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #17: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
7th $32,150
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #14: $3,000 Limit Hold'em
36th $5,612
The Big Event at The Bicycle Casino
The Main Event
17th $11,500
2011 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
NAPT Bounty Shootout
21st $10,000
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship
17th $396,967
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #56: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em
35th $19,732
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #51: $3,000 Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em
68th $7,457
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #23: $2,500 Limit Hold'em / Six Handed
34th $5,202
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #19: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship
1st $294,314
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #13: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
3rd $206,813
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #7: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball
11th $9,972
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 47 - $2,500 Mixed Hold'em
14th $14,714
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 41 - $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Shootout
14th $16,740
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 38 - $2,000 Limit Hold'em
14th $10,544
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 24 - $1,500 No Limit Hold'em
81st $5,028
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 22 - $1,500 No Limit Hold'em Shootout
96th $5,236
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 21 - $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
17th $8,782
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 9 - $1,500 Six-handed No Limit Hold'em
26th $9,021
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 2 - $40,000 No Limit Hold'em
15th $128,666
2008 World Series of Poker
39th Annual World Series of Poker Main Event
252nd $35,383
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 40 - $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw
14th $6,843
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 20 - $2,000 Limit Hold'em
3rd $78,624
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 5 - $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em w/ Re-buys
45th $10,708
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 53 - $1,500 Limit Holdem Shootout
7th $12,776
WPT $25,000 Championship - Bellagio
WPT Championship Main Event
23rd $92,820

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